Essential Course Components of Program/Course Outcomes and Requirements

For example:

I.  What is the purpose of the program or course?
II. What are the outcome variables that are absolutely required of all participants?

A. Course

· What academic skills must be demonstrated?
· What percentage of subject area knowledge must be mastered?
· What specific knowledge, principles, or concepts must be mastered?

B. Program

· What skills or competencies will be needed in the field after graduation?
· What are the requirements for licensing or professional accreditation?

III. What methods of instruction are non-negotiable, and why?
IV. What methods of assessing outcome variables are absolutely necessary, and why?
V. What are acceptable levels of performance on these measures?